(ANSA) – MILAN, NOV 15 – Telegram is the chat platform most used by No Vax and No Green Pass. The police investigations, which in the last few hours have led to dozens of searches of activists, started from Telegram and the ‘Basta Dictatura’ channel, where the various groups organized themselves for their activities, not just lawful ones.
The success of the app, which reached 1 billion global downloads on Android in October, is in the belief that anonymity guarantees the safety of users, whatever they write. “There is a basis of truth – cybercrime expert Livio Varriale tells us – but the police have managed to organize themselves over time to track down complex phenomena, from drug trafficking to child pornography widespread in channels and groups. real hackers, trying to receive unique information from subscribers, which can lead to their identity, even by entering users’ smartphones after having infected them with corrupt files. These are operations that certainly require time “. The difference in the use of Telegram compared to the more famous WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger no longer concerns only the technology underlying its operation. When launched by Russian Pavel Durov in 2013, Telegram could boast of being the only smartphone application with end-to-end chat encryption. This only allows the sender and recipient of a message to read its content. A solution later adopted by WhatsApp and Messenger.
“The difference is how the platform is managed. Telegram has always avoided sharing data of any kind with third parties, independent or governments. But also its modus operandi has changed, demonstrating the blackout in September of various Italian channels used by No Vax and No Green Pass, already known for fomenting hatred and the use of violence “. (HANDLE).
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